What does experimentation mean?

Definitions for experimentation
ex·per·i·men·ta·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word experimentation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. experiment, experimentationnoun

    the testing of an idea

    "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"

  2. experiment, experimentationnoun

    the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation

Wiktionary

  1. experimentationnoun

    The act of experimenting; practice by experiment.

  2. experimentationnoun

    A set of actions and observations, performed to verify or falsify a hypothesis or to research a causal relationship between phenomena.

  3. Etymology: From Latin ex- + -periri (akin to periculum), attempt

Wikipedia

  1. experimentation

    An experiment is a procedure carried out to support or refute a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy or likelihood of something previously untried. Experiments provide insight into cause-and-effect by demonstrating what outcome occurs when a particular factor is manipulated. Experiments vary greatly in goal and scale but always rely on repeatable procedure and logical analysis of the results. There also exist natural experimental studies. A child may carry out basic experiments to understand how things fall to the ground, while teams of scientists may take years of systematic investigation to advance their understanding of a phenomenon. Experiments and other types of hands-on activities are very important to student learning in the science classroom. Experiments can raise test scores and help a student become more engaged and interested in the material they are learning, especially when used over time. Experiments can vary from personal and informal natural comparisons (e.g. tasting a range of chocolates to find a favorite), to highly controlled (e.g. tests requiring complex apparatus overseen by many scientists that hope to discover information about subatomic particles). Uses of experiments vary considerably between the natural and human sciences. Experiments typically include controls, which are designed to minimize the effects of variables other than the single independent variable. This increases the reliability of the results, often through a comparison between control measurements and the other measurements. Scientific controls are a part of the scientific method. Ideally, all variables in an experiment are controlled (accounted for by the control measurements) and none are uncontrolled. In such an experiment, if all controls work as expected, it is possible to conclude that the experiment works as intended, and that results are due to the effect of the tested variables.

ChatGPT

  1. experimentation

    Experimentation refers to the act or process of conducting tests, trials, or procedures to discover, verify, or evaluate something, especially in fields like science, technology, or any other field of study. It often involves forming a hypothesis, designing a method to test that hypothesis, carrying out the test, and then analyzing the results to draw conclusions. This is usually done under controlled conditions to ensure the accuracy and reliability of results. Experimentation is a fundamental part of the scientific method.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Experimentationnoun

    the act of experimenting; practice by experiment

Matched Categories

How to pronounce experimentation?

How to say experimentation in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of experimentation in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of experimentation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of experimentation in a Sentence

  1. Penn Jillette:

    I disagree with him on almost everything, bernie Sanders in the White House gives us a chance to say, 'Is this the direction we want to go?' There's supposed to be a certain kind of experimentation with this.

  2. Oly Ilunga:

    Congolese have the right to have the gold standard, the best vaccine, they don't need to be the subject of experimentation.

  3. Gary Sullivan:

    No one -- including incarcerated individuals -- should be deceived and subject to medical experimentation. Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder has a responsibility to provide food, shelter, and safe, appropriate care to incarcerated individuals.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt:

    The country needs and, unless I mistake its temper, the country demands bold, persistent, experimentation. It is common sense to take a method and try it, if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

  5. Cheryl Allen:

    How impartial and thorough this investigation will be is anyone’s guess, my concern is exactly what information will be shared with Pitt alumni and Pennsylvania taxpayers. Many questions remain unanswered. As an alumnus of Pitt, it troubles me to see my alma mater become a national hub for training students in controversial fetal experimentation, using staff employed by Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest abortion business.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

experimentation#10000#18299#100000

Translations for experimentation

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for experimentation »

Translation

Find a translation for the experimentation definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"experimentation." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 13 Apr. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/experimentation>.

Discuss these experimentation definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for experimentation? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    experimentation

    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion
    A frantic
    B sought
    C greedy
    D brilliant

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for experimentation: